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Intersection Sessions: Jordan Foley On Star Wars & Heartbreak

Jordan Foley. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

This interview first aired in September 2018.

Jordan Foley has been part of the Orlando music scene for a couple years now. The DeLand based singer songwriter now has an album under his belt and he’s just put together a band.

Foley draws inspiration for his music from some unexpected places, like a movie spoiler.

“I’m a huge Star Wars nerd,” says Foley.

“When The Last Jedi was coming out, I was really excited. The problem is, I couldn’t go see it the day of, I had to go see it the next day,” he says.

“One of my friends… actually texted me the day that it came out and said three things that happened in the movie, and spoiled the movie for me.”

Foley says he went home from work that day ‘really upset’, but out of the experience he wrote the song I’m Still Going. 

“I sat down and wrote the song about how, even though you can have something spoiled for you, you should still go and give it the credit that it’s due.”

Foley’s album is called  Give to Get a Day.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program. Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration, and the weekly news roundup podcast "The Wrap."